Dr. Melina Kibbe is chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s department of surgery today, but growing up, she didn’t see any women in roles like hers.
The surgeon who operated on her when she was 14 years old was a man. The characters in medical dramas were men. And many times, she was one of the only women in her classroom.
Now, she’s sharing a message of perseverance with other young women who want to pursue similar careers.